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Sample social media posts and shareable images for your nonprofit to use on #GivingTuesdayKC.

You know that #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by social media. Many local organizations are gearing up for big campaign on that day, but how can we increase awareness and engagement in Kansas City? Using #GivingTuesdayKC as part of and in addition to your #GivingTuesday campaign will create a conversation about local giving, and generate a comprehensive list of participating organizations in Kansas City. Donors can use #GivingTuesdayKC to find organizations that are making an impact in the

Two weeks from today we take to the polls to let our leaders know what kind of world we want to live in. While the presidential race has filled the public consciousness for months, voters will weigh in on numerous local issues. The countdown to Election Day is coming down to the wire; we all want to make an informed vote, and we value hearing from experts in the causes we care about. Seven of Nonprofit Connect’s member organizations spoke with us about local Kansas City ballot initiatives and legislative

Each year Nonprofit Connect hosts Shadow Day to match college students interested in the nonprofit sector with local nonprofit professionals for a day of learning and networking. In 2015, Mackenzie Lutz spent Shadow Day at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. One year later she is now a part of the team at RMHC, and reflects on her Shadow Day experience. Are you a student interested in a nonprofit career? Shadow Day is Friday, October 7! Learn more about Shadow Day.

Those of us that work in nonprofits know a thing or two about small budgets. For most nonprofits, we either have no funds or a very small amount that can be dedicated to paid advertising for our organizations. When KC Pet Project started in 2012, we had a lot to overcome: a negative image about the Kansas City, MO animal shelter that we took over that had a 40 year history of being a high-kill shelter and we were a brand new nonprofit organization in Kansas City. We had to be creative with our strategy to

Earlier this month, we sat down with Bruce Davis, the new President and CEO of ArtsKC. Our city’s regional arts council is at the forefront of Kansas City’s cultural growth, and Bruce understands the hard work ahead of him to continue that progress. But he brings a wealth of experience from his executive position at the arts council of Silicon Valley, and though he isn’t sure of his favorite Kansas City barbeque restaurant just yet, he does have a plan to “build upon the excellence of the existing arts

The Nonprofit Connect Rising Stars represent our city's emerging philanthropists that are leading volunteerism in new and creative directions. The exemplary leadership of these eight Rising Stars ensure a bright future for our community. Nonprofit Connect will honor the 2015 Rising Stars at the 31st Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Join us as we celebrate their impact!

When I have spoken about this topic with nonprofits it seems to get their attention more than other topics like lost donations from using a PC form for a mobile donor. The topic of which I speak is one I’ve blogged about here and it’s the Google search rank change that goes into effect on April 21 2015. As a refresher, if your primary web domain does not have a “mobile-friendly” version per Google’s mobile search bot software program your domain will get demoted in search rank.

Guest Post by Marty Stanley, Dynamic Dialog, Inc. 1) Have clear job descriptions. It sounds obvious, yet unclear accountabilities and experience requirements can result in a poor candidate selection pool. In addition, a well written position description saves the recruiter or hiring manager time by screening out unqualified candidates. 2) Highlight the best features of your organizational culture in your job posting. This will help attract the people who want to be in that kind of environment. Not

It’s a great time to live and work in Kansas City. Our community is thriving in so many ways (go Royals!), and Nonprofit Connect has caught the fever as we take our organization to the next level to better serve our members and the greater nonprofit sector. As I reflect on 2014, I’m proud to report our accomplishments as an organization. Early in the year we unveiled a new and improved website with user-friendly applications and easier program registration. With the new website came a refreshed JobLink, and